Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Hello everyone, and welcome to a new post series I’m calling #FlashbackFriday!  Obviously, though, #FlashbackFriday is only new to me, as thousands of people join the ranks each Friday and share something on Friday from the past.  Well, today being Friday, I’m writing about a movie we watched last night that I had never seen before…Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Of course, I’ve known a lot of the music for this movie for years.  The music was written and performed by the legendary Sherman Brothers, so any Disney fan knows the music.  However, I had never seen the movie, although I certainly knew about it.  For whatever reason I just never got around to seeing it until last night.  I’ve got to tell you, though, I absolutely loved it!  It was so incredibly cool, sappy, funny, musical, and even sad at times.  In watching it, I caught a lot of similarities between this movie and one of my all time favorites — Mary Poppins.

When we were watching Dick Van Dyke’s character, Caractacus, dancing at the carnival with the other men, Sophie remarked to me how it reminded her of the part of Mary Poppins where the chimney sweeps were dancing to Step in Time.  I also saw distinct reminders between Truly’s character and Mary Poppins, not from a standpoint of what they did, but in the role that they both played with the children.

I’m glad that I watched Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and can check off one more non-Disney Disney movie off my list.  This one is a special movie, and if you haven’t seen it, I urge you to look it up.  In closing, I’m going to share with you one of my favorite songs from the movie — Hushabye Mountain:

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as I said, has it all, and it wraps it all up in a really creative way.  This is one movie that should be on every Disney fan’s list, if it isn’t already.



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Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!


2 Responses to “#FlashbackFriday: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”

  1. Remember, it isn’t really a Disney movie, but it should have been! One of Dick’s best and the Sherman music shines. It’s about time you saw it, Mike!!!